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BacteriologIA: Artificial Intelligence applied to bacteriology

Copan sponsored Integrated Lunch Symposia – ECCMID 2023

The introduction of lab automation, digitalization, and Artificial Intelligence will play a key role in supporting microbiologists in managing the multiple challenges they face daily. The experiences of clinical laboratories that re-shaped their workflows thanks to the adoption of new technologies will be discussed in this symposium and will surely be inspiring.


Sample collection: needs, challenges, and future

Copan sponsored Integrated Lunch Symposia – ECCMID 2023

Sample collection and preservation, without any doubt, are the most critical prerequisites for trustable test results and accurate clinical diagnosis. This symposium explores the need for correct and innovative sample collection and preservation methods to increase diagnostics laboratories’ accuracy, standardization, and improve patient treatment and diagnostics democratization.


Automated Disk Diffusion AST: the next step in full laboratory automation

Copan Diagnostics Scientific Director Susan Sharp attended last NSCMID meeting to talk about Radian, our automated disk diffusion system for laboratory AST. Listen to Susan at the link below, and discover how Radian brings Disk Diffusion AST back to the future!


Sample self-collection, a lesson gained during the COVID pandemic

Copan sponsored Integrated Lunch Symposia – ECCMID 2022

During Copan’s ECCMID integrated symposium, four distinguished speakers updated the audience on the advances, achievements, and future trends of sample self-collection in different fields (STIs, HPV, respiratory infections, genetics, serology).


Boosting WASPLab® with PhenoMATRIX®

Microbiology professionals experience with our Artificial Intelligence algorithms and automated segregation.

Total Lab Automation: Experience of a Roman Teaching Hospital
Dr. Carla Fontana
UOC Microbiologia e Virologia Fondazione Policlinico, Tor Vergata

PhenoMATRIX: real-life experience of a high volume bacteriology lab
Dr. Simone Ambretti
Unità Operativa di Microbiologia IRCCS Policlinico di S.Orsola, Bologna


Olfactory swabbing in prion and other neurodegenerative disorders

Olfactory mucosa swabbing might represent a first-line and non-invasive screening procedure in patients with suspected neurodegenerative dementia. Hence the possibility of implementing early therapy to halt the evolution of diseases such as Creutzfeldt-Jakob, Parkinson’s, and Alzheimer’s.

Gianluigi Zanusso M.D., Ph.D.,
Associate Professor of Neurology, Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, University of Verona


Environmental Monitoring Webinar

In this appointment, we are pleased to host Dr. Guido Finazzi and Dr. Erica Tirloni. This speech is an opportunity to get insights on environmental monitoring and sampling strategies of food contamination.

Dr. Guido Finazzi, Veterinarian at IZSLER: Epidemiological Surveillance, Experimental Research and Diagnostics in the Context of Official Food Control.
Dr. Erica Tirloni, Department of Health, Animal Science and Food Safety, University of Milan, Milan, Italy.


ECCMID Symposium & Flash Session

In the Integrated symposium “The challenges of managing the COVID-19 pandemic from pre analytics to diagnosis,” Dr. Paolo Gaibani – chaired by Professor Dave Hawkes – explores lab automation’s value throughout the pandemic and its usefulness in the upcoming years. In addition, the Flash Session, entitled “Listening to the needs of healthcare professionals: Copan’s innovative approach to the pandemic,” goes into detail on Copan’s latest projects.


Swabs stories: scaling up Tuberculosis and Covid-19 screening while protecting worker health

To protect healthcare workers while performing both tuberculosis and Covid-19 sampling is a big challenge. On 2021 International Tuberculosis Day, our honored guest Professor Gerard Cangelosi will explore this crucial aspect that needs to be considered while scaling up tuberculosis and Covid-19 screening.

Prof. Prof. Gerard A. Cangelosi, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Adjunct Professor, Departments of Global Health and Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA


Suppression of COVID-19 outbreak in the municipality of Vo’, Italy

In this appointment, we are pleased to host Professor Andrea Crisanti. This speech is an unmissable opportunity to get insights on transmission dynamics, duration of viral load detectability, and efficacy of implemented control measures at the early stages of the Italian pandemic.

Prof. Andrea Crisanti, MD, PhD
Professor of Microbiology, Director of the Department of Molecular Medicine – University of Padova, Director of the Diagnostic Unit of Microbiology and Virology, Hospital – University Padova. Professor of Molecular Parasitology at Imperial College of London (on leave of absence).


Laboratory diagnosis of SARS CoV-2 infections: impact of automation on the different steps

Featuring Professor Vittorio Sambri, this webinar will investigate the beneficial role automation could have in diagnosing COVID-19. As the topic is currently of great relevance, this is an appointment not to be missed.

Prof. Vittorio Sambri MD, PhD.
DIMES – University of Bologna Associate Professor and Head of the Unit of Microbiology. The Greater Romagna Area Hub Laboratory


The italian experience in the management of COVID-19 Pandemic

Professor Vittorio Sambri discusses the key points of the Italian COVID-19 experience, from epidemiology to the precautionary measures adopted, testing, and prospects for the future.

Prof. Vittorio Sambri MD, PhD
DIMES – University of Bologna Associate Professor and Head of the Unit of Microbiology. The Greater Romagna Area Hub Laboratory